What is Mine by Anne Holt
(Vik and Stubo)

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One afternoon after school, nine-year-old Emilie doesn't come home. After a frantic search, her father finds her backpack in a deserted alley. A week later, a five-year-old boy goes missing. And then another. Meanwhile, Johanna Vik, a former FBI profiler with a troubled past and a difficult young daughter, is buried in crimes of the past, trying to overturn a decades-old false murder conviction. Police Commissioner Stubo has personal reasons for wanting to solve the case of the missing children: not long ago he lost his wife and only daughter in a terrible accident, and now all he has left is his young grandson. When he tries to enlist Johanna to help him crack the case, she's resistant. However, when the bodies of the missing children start appearing in their family's homes with notes that say, "You got what you deserved," Johanna decides to help Stubo. While the rest of the Norwegian media is out hunting pedophiles, Stubo and Johanna manage to uncover a complex story of revenge. A singularly clever crime story combined with a serious discussion of children and our responsibilities towards them, What is Mine is the first installment in the the Stubo/Johanna crime series.
 

About Anne Holt

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Anne Holt was born on November 16, 1958 in Larvik, Norway. She graduated from the University of Bergen with a law degree in 1986 and worked for the Oslo Police Department for two years. She has also had careers as a lawyer, journalist, and anchor woman. In 1993, Holt published her first crime novel. She has since become a bestselling thriller writer and resides in Norway and France.
 
Published July 10, 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A longing for the limelight emboldens the killer, who taunts Stubo and Johanne but leaves them no way to prove who’s doing the taunting.

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Johanne makes her journey to America, and visits the reclusive, diffident Aksel, who is not used to speaking his native tongue or hearing that someone sympathizes with his wrongful conviction.

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In this complex, at times slow-moving crime thriller from Norwegian author Holt, her second to appear in the U.S. (after What Is Mine ), Oslo husband-and-wife detectives Adam Stubo and Johanne Vik go up against an ingenious serial killer whose first victims are a talk show host whose tongue is cu...

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The Scandinavian crime fiction juggernaut continues with Norwegian Holt's U.S. debut, a well-written if overly long suspense thriller set in Norway.

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WHAT NEVER HAPPENS was originally published in 2004 and, for a number of reasons, is only now hitting the ground here in the U.S. It’s the follow-up to WHAT IS MINE and the second installment in the Stubo and Vik series.

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The armchair detective always is in the market for new authors and fresh perspectives on the mystery novel.

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Things get even worse when the boy is found in his parent’s basement with a note stating, “You got what you deserved.” Stubo attempts to gain the assistance of Johanne Vik, an FBI profiler who is busy trying to balance the demands of her special needs daughter, recover from a couple of bad ...

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